In today's fast-paced world, it is easy to simply show up on time or right before your shift ends. Learn about how to get started on the right foot by showing up early and eager to learn. The video discusses how to take use of this principle beyond the first day by discussing the importance of self-discipline for showing up early and on time, all the time.
- [Narrator] I remember once, an author said something I found really interesting. He said, being on time is the new late. Think about that for a minute. Being on time is the new late. That's a little harsh. Maybe on time is almost late. Let's suppose for a minute that your job is to open up the shop, to get the lights on, to fire up the cash registers and the computers, and to make sure everything is ready to go for nine AM. Assuming you don't live in the basement, leaving your house at 8:55 AM from across town isn't going to give you enough time to accomplish that. So just because you're only being paid from nine AM to a certain time, doesn't mean that's when you show up for your shift.
Remember, dependability and success sometimes means going above and beyond. And yes, in the real world, sometimes you're not always being paid for going above and beyond. You might need to leave 20 minutes before your shift to give yourself enough time. Think about this as it relates to retail. Let's suppose you finally get that interview for the job you've wanted. If you show up for the interview late you're already pooshed. You're not gonna get the job. But if you make it on time and they actually hire you, and then on your first day you show up late or just a minute or two before your shift starts, you're not setting yourself up for success.
So that's three simple suggestions that I know you can handle. Don't ever be late. In fact, always be early, and show up ready to work. If you can do these three things, you're already way ahead of the crowd.